Everybody has their preferences on going away to school. Some would rather stay home and save the money, whereas others want to go away to get that "college feel." Four years ago, I decided to go away to school and live in the dorms. Well, the time has flown because I am a senior in college sitting in my apartment and beginning to mentally prepare myself to graduate. Ah, yes. To walk across the stage and receive my diploma. All for one piece of paper that "defines" me. One piece of paper as a piece of me, and all my blood, sweat, and tears that went into these last four years. And oh my, does it feel so good.
As fast as these four years have flown by, I am very excited to be a senior, because I am so excited to graduate. I am excited to have a diploma and make my family proud. I am also excited to start working. I know what everybody's thinking, "enjoy your youth" or, "you have the rest of your life to work". And while these statements are true, I am enjoying my youth, but also looking forward to being a full-time adult with a full-time paycheck. As fun as college is, I'm ready to get out there in the real world. I'm ready for a big girl job that makes big girl money. Not so ready for the big girl bills, but I'll figure it out. I've been paying my rent out of pocket for over a year now, so I definitely know a thing or two about saving some coin here and there.
Many people have asked me, "how does it feel to be a senior in college?" And I'd say it feels pretty great. I can't wait to receive my cap and gown and walk across the stage. I am ready for graduation, I really think I am. It's also a little sad knowing that you've gone to school your entire life and it's built up to this exact moment, and now it's over (until I go for my Master's Degree), but like, ok yes. Go me! I did it! ... Well, almost. It's August and graduation isn't until May. So I definitely have some time to kill until then.
Until then, I'll be working my butt off in school, aiming for my high GPA as always. Until then, I'll be actively searching for a full-time position post-graduation. Until then, I'll be writing weekly articles about my life, friends, and what interests me. Until then, I'll be enjoying every last second of my "youth." Even though I'm not terrified of the future. I think I got this.
The only thing to do now is to focus on my school work and make it to May! May, WYA?